BBC likely to commission six more Wallander films
The BBC is reportedly expected to commission six more Wallander films starring Kenneth Branagh before wrapping up the Swedish detective series. The six new films will feature three adaptations of the novels by Henning Mankell plus three original stories.
The BBC is reportedly expected to commission six more Wallander films starring Kenneth Branagh. The second series of the Swedish detective series has just finished airing on BBC One to average ratings of 6 million viewers and the BBC has commissioned a third series. However, according to Media Guardian the corporation is expected to order six new episodes of Wallander for the third season and then conclude the series.
Media Guardian claims the new episodes will be made up of three adaptations of Henning Mankell’s remaining Wallander novels – but not a recently published Wallander novel by the author – and three original Wallander episodes. The new films will once again star actor Kenneth Branagh but filming depends on his availability as the actor has a busy work schedule. The BBC produced Wallander films has so far received critical acclaim and have proved to be a hit with Sunday evening audiences.